Testimonials: Orthopaedic Surgery

Donna Gundersen – Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Martin ColemanMy name is Donna and I would highly recommend Dr. Martin Coleman and this facility. They went over and beyond to accommodate my needs. They do their own x-rays, open MRI and surgeries within steps away from their offices, which is very accommodating.

When you arrive you check-in with the receptionist, which has always been very friendly. I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes to be called back, very impressive.

Dr. Coleman is very passionate about his profession and answered all my concerns, before and after my surgery. I would rate Dr. Coleman a 5 star physician.

Donna Gundersen

Cyndi Fisher – Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. John BurrowAs a nurse practitioner and a case manager, my priorities for a knee replacement were to minimize risk for infection, have effective pain management, coordinated care and optimal recovery of functional movement. Dr.   John Burrow and his team prepared me with what to expect, how to prepare for the surgery with pre-op exercises and and with clear infection prevention instructions for the 3 day skin prep prior to surgery. The exercises pre-op made for optimal recovery of movement and strength post-op. I was up walking with no walker at 2 days and driving at 2 weeks and back at work in under 3 weeks (my job requires little movement and I could elevate and ice my knee as needed).

The team at Mary Immaculate Hospital is laser focused on infection prevention and pain management. The unit RN and therapy staff work in a coordinated manner to manage pain, increase mobility, prevent infection and blood clots. They have a nurse-patient navigator        (Nancy) that is well versed in post-op knee replacement recovery and Dr. Burrow’s expectations. She was available to answer all questions. and provided me many helpful tips for managing pain without fear. Ice and Tylenol worked wonders and minimized the need for opiates after the first 48 hrs. She, along with the nurse case manager, coordinated my DC and post-acute care services for home care, prescriptions, follow- up appointments, post-op instructions, etc.). The Knee Replacement Recovery handbook is well done, easy to follow and extremely helpful.

This is a comprehensive program that is based on research and is patient-centered. Knee replacements are not easy, but this team approach makes for the best outcome. At 12 weeks post-op, I am walking 2 miles, riding my bike, doing exercise classes and able to work on my feet without pain for 10 or more hours a day.

This team is the best and I am so thankful to Dr. Burrow for giving me my back my active lifestyle with minimal pain and functional movement.

Cyndi Fisher

 

Betty Shackelford – Complex Shoulder Repair Surgery for Bone Spurs

Dr. Martin ColemanDr. Martin Coleman has been treating me for years for bone spurs in both shoulders. My right arm finally got bad enough that we decided on surgery. So on March 19, 2021 Dr. Coleman performed surgery on my right shoulder. He found a bad bone spur, shredded tissue in the shoulder, two tears that were almost all the way through and, on top of that, had to remove part of my clavicle bone.

With the wonder surgery that Dr. Coleman performed and my dedication to recovery my shoulder is doing well. I never had one session of physical therapy. When I asked about it he said that if I did exactly what he told me to do I would not need any physical therapy and he was absolutely correct. The first three months were extremely critical to my recovery so I followed his instructions. Not using my arm, adding a little weight and mobility, and then more weight and mobility. I was totally surprised at 12 weeks when he told me he was ending our relationship. LOL

I now have no restrictions and am trying to use it more and gradually put more weight on it.

It is wonderful to be pain free except if I over do it and that goes away, The constant pain in finally gone and I am looking forward to getting my life back to normal.

If you are having shoulder issues, Dr. Coleman is the guy to see.

Betty Shackelford

Clarence Meadows – Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Dr. Martin ColemanWhile playing golf, I noticed a recurring pain in my shoulder. It became more and more agonizing. I decided to see Dr. Martin Coleman and he ordered an MRI scan, where he found my already repaired right shoulder joint was deteriorated from arthritis . He informed me that the joint would would need a replacement.  On March 9, I had the surgery.

It is now three months later and I have not had any pain since the 2nd day after surgery. I have strengthened the joint, now swing a golf club, and I’m cutting the grass around my bee hives. If you are hesitant about surgery, with Dr. Coleman, his staff and with physical therapy, you could have the same results. Please remember you are responsible to follow the Dr.’s directives and the prescribed physical therapy.

Clarence Meadows

Karen Muldoon – Jiffy Hip Replacement

Dr. Boyd Haynes, IIIBefore Dr. Boyd Haynes did my “jiffy hip” surgery, I was convinced I was going to have to move from the third floor apartment that I love. My arthritic hip was making the 38 steps to my apartment increasingly hard to climb. And with no elevator, it looked as if moving was my only choice.

Dr. Haynes told me that if my hip was the only reason I thought I should move, that wouldn’t be an issue. He was right. Just two weeks post op, I am going up and down the stairs with no pain and little difficulty.

Before the surgery, wherever I went, kind people asked me if I needed help as I struggled with my cane to get back to my car after shopping.

Today, after just over two weeks, I am walking unassisted by a cane or walker – not as fast yet as I used to be, but I am improving daily and convinced it won’t be long before I’ll be able to take the long beach walks I loved. I feel like a new person – or, more accurately, the person I was before my hip started chipping away at my mobility.

Dr. Haynes answered all my questions and seemed to sense concerns I hadn’t voiced. And his caring manner gave me confidence. He called the night of my surgery to check up on me and arranged home physical therapy for two weeks to aid in my recovery.

I could not have asked for a better outcome or a better surgeon. I would recommend Dr. Haynes to anyone considering a hip replacement.

Karen Muldoon

Victor Riveras – Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

Dr. Martin ColemanI had the best experience possible when having shoulder surgery several months ago. Dr. Martin Coleman did an exceptional job diagnosing my shoulder issue, and laid out a plan to fix the torn rotator cuff, including removing bone spurs. I had limited pain and discomfort after surgery, and healed quickly. Dr. Coleman’s release to physical therapy decision early contributed to a quick recovery. Within four months after surgery, I’m able to return to most physical activities. I’m very thankful for the quality care I received from Dr. Coleman at OSC. Thank you, OSC and Dr. Coleman.

Victor Riveras